Scottish League One
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Dunfermline Athletic 3-0 Albion Rovers

Dunfermline cemented their place in the top two of League One with a convincing win at home to Albion.

The Wee Rovers made the early running, and Marc McAusland cleared an Andy Barrowman header off the line.

However, Joe Cardle beat Ross Stewart with a clinical finish before Rhys McCabe doubled the lead with a speculative long-range effort from 30 yards.

Faissal El Bakhtaoui side-footed in a third for the Pars.

Line-ups

Dunfermline

  • 1Murdoch
  • 2RooneySubstituted forWallaceat 82'minutes
  • 4McAusland
  • 5Richards-Everton
  • 3Talbot
  • 7Paton
  • 6Geggan
  • 8McCabe
  • 11CardleSubstituted forHopkirkat 64'minutes
  • 9MoffatSubstituted forAntoine-Curierat 45'minutes
  • 10El Bakhtaoui

Substitutes

  • 12Wallace
  • 14Antoine-Curier
  • 15Hopkirk
  • 16Byrne
  • 17Spence
  • 18Potter
  • 20Hutton

Albion

  • 1Stewart
  • 2Talu
  • 5Dunlop
  • 6Dunlop
  • 3TurnbullBooked at 71mins
  • 7Mullin
  • 4FisherSubstituted forYoungat 84'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 8DavidsonBooked at 61mins
  • 11LoveSubstituted forMcBrideat 67'minutes
  • 10WillisSubstituted forFerryat 85'minutes
  • 9Barrowman

Substitutes

  • 12Ferry
  • 14Young
  • 15McBride
  • 16McRobbie
  • 17Lochhead
  • 18Gemmell
Referee:
Mike Roncone
Attendance:
3,086

Match Stats

Home TeamDunfermlineAway TeamAlbion
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home12
Away4
Shots on Target
Home7
Away1
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Dunfermline Athletic 3, Albion Rovers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dunfermline Athletic 3, Albion Rovers 0.

Attempt missed. Ryan Wallace (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Rhys McCabe (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Darren Young (Albion Rovers) for dangerous play.

Foul by Darren Young (Albion Rovers).

Attempt missed. Ryan Wallace (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is high and wide to the left.

Booking

Darren Young (Albion Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Faissal El Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Darren Young (Albion Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Albion Rovers. Mark Ferry replaces Paul Willis.

Substitution

Substitution, Albion Rovers. Darren Young replaces Gary Fisher.

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Ryan Wallace replaces Shaun Rooney because of an injury.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Ross Dunlop.

Attempt saved. Paul Willis (Albion Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. David Hopkirk (Dunfermline Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Dunfermline Athletic 3, Albion Rovers 0. Faissal El Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Rhys McCabe.

David Hopkirk (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kyle Turnbull (Albion Rovers).

Booking

Kyle Turnbull (Albion Rovers) is shown the yellow card for dangerous play.

Corner, Albion Rovers. Conceded by Ben Richards-Everton.

Corner, Albion Rovers. Conceded by Ben Richards-Everton.

Substitution

Substitution, Albion Rovers. Scott McBride replaces Ally Love.

Foul by Michael Paton (Dunfermline Athletic).

Ross Davidson (Albion Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Joe Cardle (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ross Davidson (Albion Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. David Hopkirk replaces Joe Cardle.

Goal!

Goal! Dunfermline Athletic 2, Albion Rovers 0. Rhys McCabe (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

Foul by Shaun Rooney (Dunfermline Athletic).

Josh Mullin (Albion Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Ross Davidson (Albion Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Attempt saved. Shaun Rooney (Dunfermline Athletic) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Andrew Geggan (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Kyle Turnbull.

Attempt saved. Michael Paton (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Paul Willis (Albion Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Andrew Barrowman (Albion Rovers).

Ben Richards-Everton (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Second Half

Second Half begins Dunfermline Athletic 1, Albion Rovers 0.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ayr962121111020
2Dunfermline96123082219
3Forfar94231713414
4Airdrieonians94141211113
5Albion94141113-213
6Stranraer9405813-512
7Peterhead92521613311
8Stenhousemuir93241423-911
9Brechin92161120-97
10Cowdenbeath92161126-157
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